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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1907.
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TRADES aRci COUNCILy m
Monday, September 23, 1907.
The war department scums to haw
a battle with graft ou it hands.
Though Rockefeller's income is 525
a minute, 'taint much since it is
The president is going to Louisiana.
The mosquitoes will assure him a
age of CS, was the oldest president
ever inaugurated; and the office-seekers
worried the first Harrison to d'jaa
in exactly one month. ; .
But Illinois republicans are certain
to put Uncle Cannon before the repuV
lican national convention next yea.'.
He can count on the federal offlc3
holders' machine which controls repub
lican politics in Illinois, and the boys
will all stand by him. He may not
get the nomination, and yet he may
make the proceedings interesting for
some other favorites.
In Texas when they wish to say
that a man is rich, they declare that
he is worth so many acres of alfalfa.
An Ohio judge has been called upon
to decide whether or not cider is an
intoxicant. It occurs to an exchange
that this should not be hard.
If the tariff is to be revised by its
friends the United States Steel corpo
ration might be persuaded to servi
on the revision board. It's very
Congressman Walter J. .Smith of
Iowa says he will not be a candidate
for the United States senate to suc
ceed Senator Allison. It is unusir l
to find one of those republican
Smith's of a modest and retiring dis
position. The Rock Island Industrial commis
sion has mane a good beginning with
its expenditure of the factory develon
ment fund.. There are other' projects
contributing with equal advantage in
Rock Island advancement which will
be made known in due time.
Illinois Public Ilouds.
Illinois has many things to be proud
of, but one of them is not her public
roads. The federal government has
published full statistics of roads out
side of incorporated towns, villages
and cities, which show Illinois in a
very inferior place.
The state is, it is true, fifth among
the states in the mileage of roads it
possesses, but it is only sixth in Vm
mileage of improved roads. When
population and area are considered its
position is still worse. Considering
the area of the state it has l.G miles
of road to every square mile, which
gives it twelfth place among the
states. Considering population, it has
81 inhabitants to each mile of road,
which gives it eleventh place. In the
percentage of its roads which are im
proved it holds only sixteenth place.
It is naturally very low in rank when
the expenditures on the roads are con
sidered, but if the figures did not ex
ist in evidence it would be hard to
convince Illinoisans how low their
state actually stands in this respec.
It is the thirty-second state in its road
expenditures in proportion to popula
tion For each citizen there was spent
in 1904 but $0.S7 on road improve
ment. Such parsimony in providing for
road improvement is poor economy.
The farmers lost much more in th3
greater cost of hauling their products
to market than they would have f.-J
pay in taxes for better roads. Gover
nor Deneen has recognized this and
done much to move the state to ac
tion. Much more educational wor':
among the farmers is, however, need
ed, for certainly the state will never
have such roads as it ought to have
unless the farmer's make the demand.
The government's figures ought to
stir the farmers to serious question
ing of the wisdom of their previous
policy. Chicago Record-Herald.
It now turns out that the carved
medicine chest which was presence 1
to the president by an army office
was manufactured at the army cab
inet shop in the Philippines at a cost
of several thousand dollars to the
government, and the investigation by
Colonel tiarlin;ton shows a vast
, amount of similar graft in the quarter
The Carrollton Gazette suggests
Judge Jefferson Orr of Pittsficld as
democratic candidate for governor. It
says: "If the democrats of Illinois de
sired to nominate a man for govern -r
who has brains enough to fill the po
sition and who is identified with id
faction they might nominate Judge
Jefferson Orr of Pittsfield. Illinois, 'n
him, would have the ablest governor
it has had since Governor Altge
filled the executive chair."
Uncle Cannon' Jualiflcat ion.
St. Louis Republic: Our Uncle Jo
sephus Cannon may possess all th-j
qualifications for the presidency which
Senator Cullom so lavishly attributes
to him, but there are several points
which the Lincolniau senator forgot ti
It is true that Uncle Cannon also r?
Bembles Lincoln in that lie is an enter
taining teller of funny stories, but
since it has become necessary for him
to retrench on smoking he cannot givo
them the piquant effect which was for
nierly added by a lighted cigar set at
an angle of 43 degrees in the corner of
As Speaker of the House, Uncle Can
non has undoubtedly learned many
tricks in the game of running the Gov
ernment, but isn't there a sort of sus
picfon abroad that he knows a little
too much in this line? His trick of
making the House do what he wants
instead of what individual members
and their constituents want has not
made him popular presidential timber,
The speakership, besides has been
an unlucky starting place in a presi
dentlal race. James K. Polk was th
only man who ever went to the White
House after sitting In the speaker's
chair. Henry Clay, though several
times speaker and several time3 nom
inated for the presidency, could never
arrive. The hoodoo on the speaker
ship was apparent when Burchard beat
Blaine with his "Rum, Romanism and
Rebellion." As luck goes in this life
Uncle Cannon has been a lucky man
but he would be tempting fate to gj
Etraight from the speakership into
In 1909, when the next president will
take office. Uncle Cannon will be five J
rears oiuer man wjis w iuuuu neui v
Harrison, who, taking the office at the
Looks like some of those Philadel
phians are goitig to muk Mayor
Schmitz and Abe Ruef look like mors
petty larceny novices in the graft busi
ness. But we must not condemn Philadel
phia. In view of the fact that thefj
are so many millions of dollars in
volved, it is remarkable that the inves
tigation ever went as far as it has, ami
more remarkable still that the prose
cution has been instituted along such
Some of those whose names are or.
the roll of suspicion as defendants in
these startling cases are millionaires.
If they have been grafting on such i
arge scale it is no wonder they are
millionaires, but their dirty money
ought not to keep them out of prison.
where they belong if they are guilty
The rich grafter with his millions
may buy his way into social promi
nence with his filthy money. He msiy
pose as a business man and roll 1 1
the luxury his thievery and public rob
bery provide, but in the eyes of th'.-
law he is as much a thief as the br.i-
al thug who thrusts a gun into
man s face and robs him on the high
way. Of the two the rich grafts
and the thug holdup the latter i
the better and more deserving of
The righ grafter and the grafting
official not only rob the people, but
they are guilty of a double crime, b(
cause they are whited senulchers of
deception and fraud. T!w thug is only-
thug. He assumes -a role of hold
up man and takes his chances of being
caught. The grafter pretends to 1e a
friend of the victim while he rifles his
Of all modern criminals the graftc
is the vilest, meanest and most despicable.
As for Philadelphia, we can on.y
hope that no guilty man will escap .
and that no man who is innocent will
have his name dragged into the mire
Lost and Found.
Lost, between 9.C0 p. m., yesterday
and noon today, a bilious attack, wi'h
nausea and sick headache. This loss
was occasioned by finding at W. T.
Hartz's drug store a box of Dr. King's
New Life Pills. Guaranteed for bil
iousness, malaria and jaundice. 25c.
"Mamma," said Willie Asche, "can I
go out into the street to piny?"
The mother pondered. Willie was a
very attractive boy, just such a boy
as kidnapers would like to get hold
of. His parents lived In terror of kid
napers and bad given Willie instruc
tions never to go willingly with any
one who might invite him.
"You may go for awhile," she said,
"but first let me put ou your belt."
"I don't want It on. It's too heavy."
But the mother Insisted and put a
broad leather belt ou her boy with a
peculiar massive buckle. Then, giv
ing him a kiss, she let him go.
Now, it happened that what the par
ents had so long dreaded occurred at
this very time. Pete Dugan and Gen
tleman Mike, who had not beeu long
out of jail, had seen the boy and upon
investigation discovered that his par
ents were well to do. The men were
"lnying"' for him this very afternoon.
They approached him. Each took a
hand and between them hurried him
away. Willie cried and resisted, but
the few who passed did not suspect
what was going on, and the kidnap
ers soon got him into a carriage and
drove him to a house in a quiet street,
putting him in a room upstairs. Later
he was given something to eat and
placed on a dirty bed, where, still cry
ing, he fell asleep.
"Now. Pete." said Mike, "you watch
the night, and I'll spell you tomor
row." "All right, Mike, but you'd better
keep a sharp eye out. We may be
"Iiats! There's no danger of that
Mike departed, and Pete threw him
self on a carpet covered lounge. An
hour passed, and he was falling into
a doze when he started up. He beard
"I'm Willie Ashe. I live at 103 Cen
The kid's talkin' in his sleep," he
muttered and lay down again, but not
"You won't get any plunder from
me," said the boy again. "I'm an Imp
o' Satan. I'll keep you In purgatory
for a thousand years."
Pete, who had leen brought up a
Catholic, shuddered and crossed him
self. He got up and looked at the boy,
who was sound asleep.
Half an hour passed. The watcher i
was again dozing when he was star
tled by a very different voice from !
Willie's, a man's rough voice:
"Come, git in there!"
Theu there was a clang aud a turn
ing of bolts such as he had often heard
A cold sweat started out all over
the kidnaper. That voice never could
have come from a boy five years old.
But where did it come from? Tete
sat on the lounge shivering. . All was
quiet. The boy slept on, and after
awhile Pete lay down, but not to sleep.
ITe was appalled. He lay trying to
think out some cause for what he had
last heard, waiting for another voice.
When it came it was different from the
rest and far louder than anything that
had lnen said:
Tolice! Pol leer
Pete jumped up, made a dash for the
window aud was alout to Jump down
twenty feet to the roof of a neighbor
ing building when, recovering some
thing of his equanimity, he paused.
Willie's voice followed the cry for the
"Say, you're poached on. One o' the
gang's told. lie gets a thousand."
This Information interested Pete in
tensely, lie could not understand It,
coming from his captive. What wns
meant by one of the gang? No one
was interested but himself and Gen
tleman Mike. ITe wondered if Mike
had turned traitor.
The next heard of these strange
voices, some of which had come from
the sleeping child, others from he
knew not where, finished the kidnaper,
lie heard a distant call, "This way,"
then nearer, "nere, here where are
you going?" then plainly a sound he
knew only too well, the rapping of a
policeman's club on a curb. All this
was followed by the sound of heavy
Boots climbing stairs. Pete ran again
to the window, jumped to the roof be
low and gained the street by means of
a water pipe.
Willie was awakened early the next
morning by the sun shining in his
eyes. lie sat up and looked about him.
He didn't know where he was. He got
up, opened the door and went down a
pair of stairs to the street. Wandering
awhile he was picked up by a police
man and taken to a station. All sta
tions had Veen notified that Willie
Ashe was missing, and. a telephone
message soon summoned his father to
come and Identify the child. In tea
minutes Willie was in his father's and
mother's embrace, ihen the father
took off Willie's belt and examined the.
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a more potent remedy in the roots
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In the good old-fashioned days of
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Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick women to write her lor advice. She has
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Direct connections via Peoria and the Alton's direct short line.
This year's fair will surpass all previous ones. Twice the usual
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C. & A. trains leave Peoria 7:00 a. m., 7:03 a. m., 9:00 a. m., 12
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Nearlv all couch cures, esneciallv
those that contain opiates, are consti-i bulky buckle. 4
patlng. Kennedy's Laxative Cough 1 "3 - suouieu. nsrunaown.
Syrup contains no opiates and act' " apiam, turning to,
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iiu a iiuuuvgrapu wuu ciiiciLworK'
set to let off sentences to influence kid
napers. The boy and other persons,
have spoken Into it, and It reproduces,
the voices and other sounds. We al-;
ways set It to run at night, since that's
likely to be the best time for it to get
In its work. I'm not going to patent it,
fcut shall give the idea out free to all
parents who have kldnapable children.
Just keep It here tonight I'll wind ft
tip for you, and you can see how It'
The contrivance was listened to by;
the police that night, and the next'
morning the chief authorized the pub-!
Ilcatlon of this story. A
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